Olympus still hopeful. Is MILC a serious alternative for DSLR?

Started Jan 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: What do you consider MILC?

MichaelKJ wrote:

With the arrival of the A7/r, we now have MILC cameras with sensors that range from the 1/1.7" Pentax Q to FF. However, you rely on data that overwhelmingly reflect sales/shipments of the small MILCs made primarily by Olympus, Panasonic & Sony.

Smaller sensor MILCs have a size advantage that, at a minimum, will allow them to continue to survive as an option for those of us who place a premium on size and weight. However, the companies making these cameras are going through a difficult time and it remains to be seen whether this segment of the market will blossom or be relegated to serving a niche market.

The question of whether DSLRs will eventually be replaced (for the most part) with FF MILCs is a different question. At this point, sales/shipment data are lacking and meaningless for attempting to answer this question.

Personally I have no use for the u4/3rds format so an APS-c or, preferably, a FF MILC solution such as the A7r is more to my liking and if it can make use of my favorite lenses (admittedly adapters seem to be a weak link there), so much the better. I see EVFs are getting better so I think eventually they will even satisfy an old OVF user like myself.

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